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|part of speech:
||a serious situation or sudden crisis, usu. unforeseen, that requires immediate action.
The city must be prepared for fires, floods, and other emergencies.A heart attack is an emergency, and the affected person must be taken to a hospital immediately.
- exigency, pinch
- similar words:
- accident, crisis, crunch, danger, extremity, hazard, peril, predicament, push
||clutch, contingency, incident